Mr Femi Akingbe
Mr. Akingbe is Chairman Board of Directors, a Chartered Accountant who started his professional career in 1976 with Audit Firms including Price Waterhouse & Co. (1978-80).
He joined Chase Merchant Bank Nigeria Limited in 1980 as a Credit Analyst, rose to become Lagos Branch Manager of the bank in 1984 and left as an Assistant General Manager (Head of Credit Policy Dept.) in January 1988. In September 1983, Mr. Akingbe completed the 12 Month Credit Development Program of Chase Manhattan Bank, N. A., New York, and was graded “Outstanding”.
Mr. Akingbe is the Chief Executive Officer, Ventures & Trusts Ltd and has exceptional competence in relationship/portfolio management, financial consultancy and venture capital services, product marketing and international trade finance. He chairs the board and ensures strict compliance with all best practices and standards of good governance for the group; he brings his vast experience and network to propel the growth of Fenchurch Group.
Mr. Akingbe is also Chairman Agusto & Co (The foremost pan-African credit rating agency); He is the Chairman of VT Leasing Limited, and the Vice Chairman of Global Haulage Resources Limited. He serves as a Director of Emerald Energy Resources Limited, Helios Tower Nigeria and Academy Press Business Forms Limited.
Mr Olufemi Bakare
Group Chief Executive Officer
Olufemi Bakare is a consummate Business Executive in the Energy Industry (infrastructure and Power); with over 20years of diverse expertise in Business Management, implementing Operational Strategies and responsible for the growth of Fenchurch Group of companies. He has extensive experience in Acquisition Strategies, Project Structuring/ Development, and implementation of effective Corporate Governance across all Fenchurch subsidiary companies.
He has over the last 13years led the growth and development of Fenchurch from a single logistics company to having a strong presence in Energy, Power and infrastructure; Prior to Fenchurch, he was Snr Associate at Petroconsultants-MIA (IHS Energy) UK, Business Development Zenon Oil and Gas Nigeria and served as adviser to Transcorp Plc Nigeria. He sits on the boards of Zeric Energy Resources and SyncSystems West Africa.
He obtained his first degree in law from LSB University London; attended The Inns of Court School of Law and various courses at the Energy Institute UK, Institute of Management and Leadership UK, his interests and speaking engagements cover foreign direct investment, Power Infrastructure and business strategy in Africa.
Mr. Funso Adeyemi
Group Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Adeyemi is a Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Fenchurch Group Nigeria, Managing Director of Fenchurch Power Nigeria Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Fenchurch-Michelson West Africa Limited.
He is a knowledgeable experienced Energy Professional, with solid Technical and Commercial Capability. He has over 20years of expertise in Field Development Projects (Reservoir Management, Drilling & Completion, Production, Installation and Commissioning); with a strong focus on Business Operational issues regarding Large Offshore Facilities in the North Sea and Gulf of Guinea and Power Generation and Distribution services in Nigeria. He has extensive knowledge in Business Process Re-engineering, Project Management and establishing best in-class Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Culture.
At Fenchurch Group, he is responsible for overseeing the group’s wide range of operational delivery Services for Nigeria and Africa. He is currently the Managing Director of Fenchurch Power, the groups diversification into the power generation infrastructure business and Chief Executive Officer of Fenchurch-Michelson West Africa; Prior to Fenchurch he led and managed projects for clients including BP, Total, Shell, Maurel et Prom, Tullow and Chevron; at Metacor (ECM), where he was responsible for Project Controls, Planning and Strategy, and at Weatherford International, where he was the regional Project Manager responsible for Drilling and Production Services for sub-Saharan Africa. He sits on the board of Zeric Energy Resources, SyncSystems West Africa and BPSL Nigeria.
He holds a degree in Civil Engineering (B. Eng.) from University of Lagos, (MSc) in Oil and Gas Engineering, from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Scotland and has attended various courses at Energy Institute UK and Institute of Petroleum Engineering.
Mr Femi Faiga
Group Chief Financial Officer
Femi Faiga is the Chief Financial Officer of Fenchurch Group and Managing Partner at Xerxes Capital Nigeria; he is responsible for the financial operations, management, cost reduction and capital (equity/debt) raising for the group and subsidiary companies.
Femi possesses more than 23 years of professional experience that spans industry segments which include manufacturing, aviation, financial services, oil & gas, telecommunications in Africa and Western Europe. Femi’s core competencies are in finance effectiveness, deal structuring, capital raising, business planning, business process re-engineering, finance strategy, risk management and performance improvement.
He possesses over 10 years business advisory experience from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he acquired functional expertise such as Risk Management, Financial Control, Change Management, Due Diligence, Performance Improvement, Financial Audits, Taxation Advisory and Financial Effectiveness.
Femi obtained his first degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Mrs Adewunmi Obakoya
Group Legal Counsel/Company Secretary
Adewunmi advises the group on a wide range of finance transactions including project finance, asset finance, structured finance, policy and governance issues. She has over 15years experience and has been involved in the documentation of various corporate, projects, acquisition & leverage finance transactions for Fenchurch Group and its subsidiary companies.
She advises on company formations, corporate security issues, statutory regulatory and compliance issues amongst others. She is proficient in providing legal advice covering such areas of the law as international joint ventures, venture & development capitalists, regulatory and licensing regimes. She is also the Managing Partner at Legal Inn; prior Adewunmi was the head of the Legal and Regulatory at Axenergy Limited, she was senior associate at the law firm of Sefton Fross and also worked as an Associate at Templars, Barristers and Solicitors.
Adewunmi obtained her first degree in Law from the University of Lagos and holds an LL.M in corporate and securities law from the University College, London. She is a recipient of the prestigious Jeremy Bentham award from the University College London.